Proclamations help to create a public awareness of special events and are intended for the betterment of the community. Occasionally the City receives requests from organizations or internal departments to declare or proclaim certain dates for specific causes (e.g. Race Relations Week, International Women's Day, etc.). A proclamation may be issued for a day, a week or a month.

Requesting a proclamation

The City's policy states that proclamations are undertaken only on matters that relate directly to the specific operations of the municipality. Once reviewed and approved the Proclamation will be posted on the City website.

Proclamation requests must be sent to the Office of the City Clerk three weeks prior to the special occasion. Return the completed form to:

Office of the City Clerk Attn: Proclamations
500 Donald Street East, First Floor
Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5V3

Fax: 807-625-2233

If you are requesting a proclamation for the first time, please provide details on your organization and the relevance of the proclamation to the City of Thunder Bay. As well, please provide a draft of the proclamation. The Office of the City Clerk reserves the right to edit the proclamation to ensure proper format and grammar.




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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day 2023

Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023 08:00 AM

OCTOBER 15, 2023

WHEREAS, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in Ontario. Every year over 37,000 families in Ontario experience this type of loss and too often, families suffer in silence; and

WHEREAS, In Ontario, Bill 141, an act for research to be done and programs to be developed for pregnancy loss and infant death support was passed in 2015. This legislation included the proclamation of October 15th to be recognized throughout the province; and

WHEREAS, On this day,...

International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day 2023

Posted on Friday, October 06, 2023 08:00 AM

OCTOBER 7, 2023

WHEREAS, trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve that is often called the world’s worst pain; and

WHEREAS, trigeminal neuralgia causes sharp, stabbing, electric-like face pain, and it is not unusual for sufferers to end their lives trying to escape the agonizing pain; and

WHEREAS, the episodes of pain can strike anytime, anywhere, and last for extended periods leaving the person helpless and incapacitated; and

WHEREAS, October 7, 2023, marks International...

Ontario Cadets Week 2023

Posted on Friday, October 06, 2023 08:00 AM

OCTOBER 7-13, 2023

WHEREAS, Bill 45, An Act to Proclaim “Ontario Cadets Week” was passed into law by the Lieutenant Governor on April 11, 2022. The three Cadet programs of Ontario, the Navy, (Sea) Air, and Army (Jr. Rangers) will be recognized annually across the Province of Ontario in the first week of October; and

WHEREAS, The City of Thunder Bay acknowledges the importance of the Cadet movement across Canada and in particular Thunder Bay, which has all three cadet programs. The Cadet movement...

Wrongful Conviction Day 2023

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2023 08:00 AM

OCTOBER 2, 2023

WHEREAS, the loss of one’s freedom due to a wrongful conviction has far-reaching and devastating consequences which not only affects the innocent individual’s life, but also affects the quality of life of their families, and has a harmful effect on society as a whole; and
WHEREAS, wrongful convictions question the integrity and fairness of the criminal justice system, and unless corrected, undermines societies trust in their criminal justice system; and

WHEREAS, Wrongful...

Franco-Ontarian Day 2023

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023 08:00 AM